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is almost impossible to say. >>> coming up, one of the republicans who would like to be president, jon huntsman, today some non-candidates are ahead of him in the polls, so he's making a few changes. we'll talk to him about that. >>> friends and family say good-bye to amy winehouse. >>> there's jon huntsman there. >>> amy winehouse's father reveals new details from the night she dids. this is "the early show." we'll be right back. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by big lots. think extreme value, big lots. your favorites, in pieces. ♪ [ cat meows ] ♪ [ whistles ] ♪ [ cat meows ] ♪ [ ting! ] [ male announcer ] travelers can help you protect the things you care about and save money with multi-policy discounts. are you getting the coverage you need and the discounts you deserve? for an agent or quote, call 800-my-coverage or visit i didn't understand it. i found out that connected to our muscles are nerves that send messages through the body. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia -- thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic, wide
worse. dr. jon lapook on why bladder cancer patients almost never get the recommended treatment. and a pilot crashed into like huron. >> i'm, like, oh, my god, you survived a plane crash, now you're going to drown. >> schieffer: then came the hard part: lasting 18 hours in 10-foot waves. dean reynolds has his amazing survival story. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening. scott is off tonight, i'm bob schieffer. the house finally passed the republican plan to raise the debt limit tonight, but that's just one step and the days are now dwindling down to a precious few. here's how it looks tonight. as of today, the government has less than $39 billion on hand to pay its bills. by tuesday, it will be less than $26 billion. by wednesday less than $15 billion. but here's where the crunch comes: on wednesday, the government will owe $23 billion to social security recipients. we've got a team of correspondents on this important story tonight and we're going to start at the capitol with nancy cordes. nancy? >> reporter: bo
? >> you mean former governor of jersey the -- >> come on! >> jon corzine! >> gold is goldman sachs! is this legislation or reasonable facsimile gets passed by both houses of congress, will it be an historic event, pat. >> i think if they got the obama big deal be historic. i don't think they'll get a small deal. i think they're going to get some baby cuts and increase in the debt ceiling. >> eleanor? >> if they increase the debt ceiling, okay, disaster averted. but it's hardly historic. >> you'll get a fizzle and it will happen probably august 1. >> if they got a 4 billion- dollar or 4 trillion cut in expense to go with me, it would >>> when we come back, rupert on the run! run! >> do you walk this fast all the time? >> only when i'm running away from you guys. >> media tycoon rupert murdoch didn't only deliver the news this week. murdoch was the news and continues to be the news. the owner of the news corp, a $32 billion media con gone rat, is in the eye of a whirl storm. the rap is hacking. murdoch's journalists have been hacking into the cell phones apparently of the owners and
a prayer for today's meeting then you have senator jon kyl, a republican, saying that the white house essentially walked away from $500 billion in cuts that the do sides had already agreed to so no one right now can point to any progress that these talks are achieving. >> pelley: senator mcconnell proposed a stopgap plan today in case they miss the deadline. what was that about? >> well, it's a pretty complicated plan, scott, and it essentially boils down to allowing the president to raise the debt limit in fits and starts over the next year and a half and essentially puts off any talk of spending cuts to a later date. the plan went over with a thud among house republicans who see this as giving in, but mcconnell says that he doesn't want to be a party to default and he certainly doesn't want republicans to be blamed if there is a default, scott. >> pelley: thanks, nancy. this deal to reduce the deficit could be huge. somewhere between $1 and $4 trillion. they're talking about taxes, social security, medicare, defense and most everyone agrees thisv it has to be done by next week to gi
million. sharing the spot light at amherst was former utah governor and ambassador to china jon huntsman, the most moderate of the candidates vying for the anti-romney vote. huntsman has already ruled out competing in iowa, understands new hampshire is a must-win state. >> it is absolutely central to victory. central to our pathway of success. it's a state that we can win. >> reporter: in iowa, which votes first in the presidential contest, candidates were fighting for the social conservative vote. there were long shot contenders, newt gingrich and rick santorum. >> hi, you guys. >> reporter: as well as tea party sensation michele bachmann. a recent poll has the minnesota congresswoman in a statistical dead heat with romney, while gingrich and santorum barely made a dent in the single digits. tim pawlenty also polled poorly there. the former minnesota governor raised a disappointing $4.2 million this quarter and has had no public event over the holiday weekend. but those in the bottom half of that poll can take some comfort in the fact that sometimes the early polls don't tell us that mu
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